Christmas Day 2017

Beach Time

A Holiday Tradition since moving South is to take time out to walk the beach.

I really enjoyed watching the pelicans plunging and feeding.


This Seagull was relentless in getting the Pelican’s catch! Get off my head!


(Photos by RSheridan)

 

Here’s to Stooping for Seashells! Remember to Take the Time to Slow Down and Savor the Moment.

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Flamingos

A Whole Flock

I enjoyed watching them fluff out their feathers. Gorgeous coloring in shades of pink!

Shake a Tail Feather

I found their feet interesting too. Pink and Purple in color.

Sleepy Time

(Photos by RSheridan)

Pink Is SO IN!!!


Beach Explore

On the Lookout for Seashells

Sunshine, Sand and Seashells. Happy Exploring!


Creating a Cozy Spot

Creating Comfort For You

How do you go about creating a cozy spot for you? Are you in the process of creating a cozy spot? or Do you already have one?

From clean and crisp to homey and stuff. From neutral to pops of color and everything in between. From symmetry to creative to everything in between. From calm to vibrancy.

From what you love and makes you feel good. From what you actually use. From the trends to making your own style. From what makes you happy and brings you joy.

For comfort and/or healing. For relaxation and rest. For release and to let go. For yourself to be.

Adding In the Comfort Essentials

How do you add in the comfort? What are your top essentials for comfort?

  • Music (i.e. music player, instrument, music box, etc.)
  • Softness (i.e. blankets, rugs, curtains, etc.)
  • Lighting (lamps, candles, natural and adjustable lighting, etc.)
  • Reading materials (books, magazines, journals, etc.)
  • Cushion (floor cushions, throw pillows, ottomans, etc.)
  • Bold Statements (think makes you happy and makes you feel good and gives you joy)
  • Fauna and Flora
  • Artistic and Creative (i.e. artwork, paint, pops of color, etc.)
  • Mirror and Metallic (adds depth)
  • Storage (clear up a bit of the clutter)
  • Texture (adds warmth along with depth)

Find your energy along with the space’s energy! Items that make your space livable and add that lived in feeling. Remember to switch up your space from time to time to keep if fresh and inviting! 

I have a few cozy spots I gravitate to.

  • Being in the kitchen cooking and experimenting.
  • Curling up in my favorite cozy spot with a great mystery.
  • Adding the extras to my bike to make it a comfort ride for my whole being.

I love adding in . . .

  • My photographs throughout my home.
  • The creative and unique along with pops of color and metallics.
  • Pillows and blankets.
  • Good lighting and how it does your whole being good.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Love to Hear About Your Comfortable, Cozy Spot. Please Share.


Day Hike

Exploring and Bird Watching

Bald Eagles

Ospreys

(Photos by RSheridan)

What Have You Seen on Your Walks/Hikes? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Taking a Walk

On the Wild Side

Lettuce Lake Regional Park is a 240-acre Hillsborough County-run park just outside the city limits of Tampa, Florida. Located along the Hillsborough River. More than half of the park lies in the natural floodplain of the Hillsborough River. There is a hardwood swamp forest, hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods. It provides a natural storage reservoir for floodwater and improves water quality.

A park in its natural state that is untouched and truly offers an experience of natural Florida. I recommend visiting the interpretive center for exhibits on the local vegetation and the birdlife and wildlife that call the park home. The BEST feature of the park is the 3,500 foot boardwalk! There is an observation tower too.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Have You Taken a Walk On the Wild Side Lately? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Nature Walk

Exploring the Natural

There is nothing better (at least for me) than getting out in nature! I enjoy the unexpected too!


Exploring . . .

Flora

Look at that Plumage –
Males with Beautiful Tail Feathers

Fauna

Community ROCKS!


(Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Exploring the Natural? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Manifesting Grit

Strength of Self

You know you are the creator of your journey, right! Creating your story. Capturing your moments. Experiencing. Knowing your “whys” to go after what you need and want as well as crave and desire!

It comes from within too! That inner voice that speaks from the heart as well as the gut. That inner energy to be and to do what is best for you and your whole, well being. That inner sense of self and staying true to who you are!

  • Your inner character.
  • Your inner strength of self.
  • Your inner being.

Each of us has a different relationship with our inner selves!

  • How you ask for help and guidance.
  • How you seek approval.
  • How you see your self and how you project and present your self.
  • How you treat and value yourself.
  • How you check in with your self.

How do you tune into your integrity and tap into your grit! Believing, trusting and valuing yourself. Communicating and connecting to yourself. Loving you for you! 

Think about how to guide yourself to where you want to be! There are times you try to “keep up” with others. There are times you need to do for you and what you need. In those times you have to think about what you value and what truly matters to you! 

  • What do you truly need? Are you going after it?
  • What do you truly know, especially about yourself and your “whys” in going after what you need?
  • Where do you want to spend your time and energies?
  • What really has meaning to you that truly matters the most?
  • What do you enjoy that makes you happy and gives you pleasure?

You really tap into that self belief and that self trust! Think about taking in your own personal counsel when making decisions. That self check and self referral! It gives you independence and empowerment. In the end you know what is best for you!

Really make the time to check in with you!

  • What is working?
  • Are you creating that space to just be for you?
  • Are you letting go and releasing what is no longer serving you and your best interests?
  • Are you truly addressing your emotions, feelings and thoughts?
  • Are you really listening and being aware in what needs your attention?


(Photos by RSheridan)

 How Are You Discovering Your Strong? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Manifesting Empowerment

Questioning Yourself Each & Every Day

I have been thinking about performing lately. Your motivation and drive. Your energy and ambition. Your power and control. Do you really put different parts of yourself into action?

  • For seeking approval.
  • For meeting expectations.
  • For finding purpose.
  • For determining choices.
  • For proving and pleasing and ensuring “abc” and “xyz”.

Do you perform for you? or Do you look to receive it from other people?

Really think about what you are giving and receiving to yourself. Do you know your “whys” in what you need and want as well as crave and desire. Are you doing what you want, especially in what works best for you. Make that time to communicate and connect with your whole being!

Start making time to do self checks to determine your needs and if those needs are being met or not! Start asking yourself questions and seek the answers that work best for you. You may find yourself saying “No!” to let in a “Yes!” to what you need! 

Top Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Your Greatest Someones – Who makes you feel loved and supported? Who do you want to spend quality time with to form a deeper connection with?
  2. Play Time – Are you doing what you love? Are you making time for yourself?
  3. Prospects – How do you want to save and spend your hard earned monies?
  4. Work – Are you passionate? Does it inspire, motivate and drive you?
  5. Community – Do you have that sense of belonging? Do you want to get out to explore and adventure?

The best gift you can give yourself is being true to who you are! Believing and valuing you. Supporting and trusting you. Respecting you by setting boundaries and creating your personal space. Knowing your passions and loves as well as your talents and gifts. You are your biggest love, friend and cheerleader in living your life!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Life Is Too Short NOT To LIVE IT Each and Every Day! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Ground Control

To Major [Insert Your Name]

Do you think in terms of empowerment when it comes to your overall BEing?

I DO!

  • Being True to Who You Are.
  • Loving You for YOU.
  • Stretching Your Comfort Zone.
  • Getting Creative.
  • Finding Your Fitness Go To’s aka Loves and Passions.
  • Making the Space You Need for YOU.
  • Experiencing . . . for growth, to live fully, to make memories . . .

LIMITLESS . . . ENDLESS . . .

Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, nine, eight, seven, six)

Commencing countdown, engines on (Five, four, three, two)
Check ignition and may God’s love be with you (Two, one, liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today ~ Space Oddity – Bowie

One BIG WORLD to Explore & Experience . . .

Talk about a mood and confidence booster! Find that inspiration and motivation. Believe in you and encourage yourself. Really value and trust in yourself to make the best decision and choices for you!

SOAR . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


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